Report: Lakers split between Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson


The NBA Draft is just over one week away, and the speculation surrounding the Lakers' No. 2 overall pick will not slow down until the much-anticipated moment arrives.

The Lakers have hosted an array of top draft prospects in recent days, including Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox on Tuesday. According to a recent report, though, the Lakers have their sights set on UCLA floor general Lonzo Ball and Kansas forward Josh Jackson.

Per the Los Angeles Times

But according to several NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter because no decision has been made yet, the Lakers are split over whether to use their No. 2 pick in the NBA draft on Ball or Jackson.

The Lakers, the officials said, have been having a healthy debate on which course to take because they are intrigued by the talents of both players.

Given recent developments, it is not surprising that the Lakers are giving Jackson serious consideration.

The Lakers hosted Jackson on Tuesday for a second workout just hours after their pre-draft workout with Fox. As for Ball, he has always been linked heavily to his hometown team, a trend that will continue with the Lakers planning another visit with the versatile guard. 

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